Conclusion It is important to understand workplace incivility to address it. Incivility affects not only individuals on a personal level, but also affects the work climate and the nursing profession. Incivility can manifest as negative behaviors in the workplace that has negative affects on another person.
These factors include trust, support, mutual respect and collaboration when a colleague is sick (Norris, 2012). This incident had prompted me to think about several important aspects of nursing for me. Nurses should apply human factors knowledge to clinical settings to enhance teamwork and workplace culture. Human factors application is important for patient safety. The underlying reasons for clinical errors are often associated with poor communication, teamwork, leadership, and assertiveness in the clinical settings.
Despite this quality, it is also a phenomenon that nurses treat often and if untreated, could result in dire consequences for the patient or even their friends and family. The nursing theory used in this analysis is the behavioral systems theory by Dorothy Johnson. In this school of thought, emphasis is on how patients’ behavior is affected by parts of their environment like social-cultural norms (Smith & Parker, 2015). This paper has eight key sections including a definition of pain (how it is used in typical English as well as medicine), examination of literature review on pain, defining attributes or aspects that characterize pain, antecedents or the precursors to pain, consequences, empirical referents or aspects of pain that are measurable, construct cases in the form of real life cases, applications in theory, and a conclusion.
Clinical Question The problem this paper addresses is whether the nursing staffing ratio has any part in patient care left undone. The significance of this problem is that the neglected care can lead to several serious patient safety issues. Many medical errors happen due to the inefficient delivery of care in the hospitals.
Referencing to Jones, Hamilton, Murry (2015), lack of prioritization can lead to unfinished nursing care, and missed care. “Prioritization strategies of nurses leave patients vulnerable to unmet educational, emotional, and psychological needs” (Jones, 2016). This paper summarizes and reflects on how the lack of prioritization leads to unfinished care and how that is associated with negative nurse, patient, and organizational outcomes (Jones, 2015). Prioritization is highly involved in the clinical setting, prevalence of unfinished care due to lack of prioritization is high among nursing staff, and the staffing and work environments are a stronger influence on unfinished care (Jones, 2015). Work prioritization in the clinical setting has a
There is much overlap when discussing quality and safety in nursing, but it is important to realize that both have their own skills and knowledge essential to the competency. Quality is measuring the rendering of a specific process or action and comparing the data to benchmarks. If the standards are not met then quality improvements are implemented in the hopes of meeting those standards. Were safety is the proactive action of preventing mistakes from occurring, such as knowing a patient is at risk for following and taking precautions such as assisting the patient during ambulation’s. Safety is looking at the environment around you for potential areas of hazard and using critical thinking to make changes for the better of you, co-workers, and patients (Sherwood,
It could not know or describe the real reason that based on individual nurse. This evident related to the three component of moral integrity (Carter, 1996). There are included discernment, consistent act, and public justification. It related to thinking, feeling, and doing in professional nurses to represent one of nursing care.
When I think about nursing I think about what our actions and interventions as nurses, and how we utilize our nursing skills. Basically, the foundation of nursing simplified is what do nurses do? Nurses play a major role in health care. We must have an understanding that our idea of healthy and our patients are usually very different. Nurses must explore ways to address the idea of wellness with each patient, and that is done by education and assessments.
Some of the issues are informed consent, the dignity and privacy of research subject and voluntary participation and protection from harm. 8a. PERSONAL CONTEXT I believe it is necessary for researchers to how to cope with the tension of objective elements of the research. I equally see it necessary for nurses to consider different types of complex ethical issues in order to achieve the set goal in carrying out their professional practices.
Assisted suicide is an ethical issue which is reliant on a person’s values, morals, religion, and experiences. Debated this topic can bring out strong emotions and opinions pulling away from the focus of this paper which was simply to describe view points from both sides of the spectrum. There are many nursing implications that are associated with assisted suicide. Among these is the importance for nurses to be aware of their own beliefs about end-of-life care. Self- awareness will prepare nurses for challenges they will face when dealing with death.
What new strategies can we introduce to reduce moral distress among practicing nurses compared to current strategies that would reduce moral distress and increase retention of experienced nurses? According to a survey conducted Woods, Rodgers, Towers and La Grow (2015), 48% of nurses surveyed considered leaving their position due to moral distress. Some nurses may even leave the profession. This should be a major concern for nurse managers because retention of experienced nurses is essential for mentoring new nurses, provides a balance of experience in patient care settings, and leads to improved patient outcomes.
Practice Policy Appropriate health care continues to be one of the major challenges throughout the nation. Financial and educational hindrances can produce negative health effects on individuals and communities. Advanced practice nurses can implement their evidence based knowledge and skills within any environment to increase the knowledge and health of the surrounding populations. However, nurse practitioners must comply with the protocols and laws mandated by the board of nursing. This paper will discuss the setting in which nurse practitioners practice in, along with the laws and limitations that they must adhere to at all times.
Furthermore, there is a vast need for additional research. There is a necessity to gain knowledge on risk factors and on ways to prevent suicide in order to aid nursing home residents (Bugeja et al., 2015, p. 811). The knowledge of preventing suicide in a nursing home can be helpful for residents as well as for social services. Suicide occurs in nursing homes partially fur to the lack of knowledge on depression. Current research depicts that physicians fail to recognize depression and tend to provide inaccurate treatment (Allgaier, Fejtkova, Hegerl, Kramer, & Mergl, 2009, p. 355).